Italy lays out plans to buy up to eight new sensor-loaded Gulfstreams

ROME – Italy is planning to buy up to eight new Gulfstream signals intelligence aircraft and build a maintenance hub for similar aircraft operated by other nations around the Mediterranean. The plans,... Read more »

IAI names Boaz Levy as new chief exec

JERUSALEM — Israel Aerospace Industries has named Boaz Levy, its former vice president for the Systems Missiles and Space Group, as its new CEO. Levy’s group oversaw major contracts for IAI over... Read more »

Lawmakers introduce resolutions to block Trump’s F-35 sale to UAE

WASHINGTON ― A bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced new legislation Wednesday that would halt the Trump administration’s push to circumvent Congress and expedite a $23 billion sale of F-35 fighter jets,... Read more »

Spanish Army selected Elbit Systems to supply software-defined radios

JERUSALEM — Israeli firm Elbit Systems will provide E-LynX software-defined radios to the Spanish Army after the service awarded a contract to Elbit’s partner Telefonica, according to a report in Spain confirmed... Read more »

MBDA gets nod to develop new missiles for French Tiger helicopters

COLOGNE, Germany – European missile maker MBDA has nabbed a deal with the French government to outfit the army’s Tiger combat helicopters with a derivative of the company’s shoulder-fired antitank missile. Armed... Read more »

Iron Dome batteries activated to fill cruise missile defense gap

WASHINGTON — The Army has activated two air defense artillery batteries at Fort Bliss, Texas, that will evaluate the Iron Dome system for possible integration into the Army’s air-and missile defense architecture,... Read more »

In F-35 sale to UAE, Senate seeks State Dept’s guarantees for U.S. technology and Israel

WASHINGTON ― Senate appropriators are calling on the State Department to certify a pending sale of F–35 joint strike fighters to the United Arab Emirates would not threaten Israel’s military edge or... Read more »

Congress makes moves to fund additional terminal-phase missile defense battery

WASHINGTON — Congress is making moves to fund an eighth Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery, according to both fiscal 2021 House and Senate defense policy and spending bills, a requirement... Read more »

US State Dept. approves UAE’s purchase of F-35 jets, MQ-9 drones

WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department on Tuesday cleared a massive package of F-35 fighter jets and MQ-9 unmanned systems for the United Arab Emirates, making official a potential sale still opposed... Read more »

Should the US rely on Iron Dome for the long term?

The U.S. Army’s recent acquisition of two Iron Dome short-range air defense batteries from Israel provides a much-needed solution to one of America’s critical security needs. While Israel financed the development of... Read more »